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MEVTA unveil guidelines on e-cigarettes

11:01pm 24/11/2015 Ann Vivien 3 views Current Issue,National


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian E-Vaporizers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) today unveiled guidelines for the preparation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) with zero liquid nicotine content.

Its president, Allan Foo said the guidelines were established in response to the call by the Ministry of Health (MOH), which prohibits the sale of liquid nicotine without a licence.

He said about 25 e-cigarette liquid manufacturers registered with MEVTA will adopt these guidelines.

“I also call on other vape users to adhere to the guidelines,” he said at a press conference here today.

Prior to this, the media had reported that the Health Ministry in operations conducted on Oct 29 detected the open sale of nicotine throughout the country and a number of flavoured vaping liquids were seized.

Under the Poisons Act 1952, nicotine is placed as category C poison that can only be sold or supplied as a medicine or an ingredient in medicine by registered medical practitioners.

At the same press conference, MEVTA liquid e-cigarette committee member,  Zain Azmir, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six e-cigarette device manufacturers from China.

Foo said through the MoU, specific standards can be set in manufacturing much safer e-cigarette devices.- BERNAMA

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